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Green Connect – a Wollongong based social enterprise – has won a NSW Government contract to help solve youth unemployment. Green Connect has been engaged to create employment opportunities for disengaged young people aged 15-24, who live in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands, and face multiple and complex barriers to employment. The contract is part of the Youth Employment Innovation Challenge: a $10 million NSW Government program that provides funding to innovative solutions and ideas that help young people find employment in NSW. Kylie Flament, General Manager, said:“We’re thrilled to secure this contract, and to grow [...]
Green Connect was honoured at the Wollongong City Council Australia Day awards last night, winning the award for Outstanding Community Group. Emmanuel Bakenga, Support Worker at Green Connect, and community member Irit Alony who nominated Green Connect, were on hand to accept the award and thank the council and community for their support.
We were honoured to win an Illawarra Business Award. Bron Williams, HR & Labour Hire Manager, and Kylie Flament, General Manager, were on hand to accept the award and said: “It’s hard to run a small or medium business. Throw in some lofty social and environmental goals and it seems near impossible, but at Green Connect we do the near impossible every day… thank you to the Illawarra community who believed in us, who buy our products and services, who have provided support when we need it, and who make something that is far from easy, but [...]
For those who eat meat, Green Connect offers an ethically-raised option: free-range pork from pigs who are raised with lots of fresh produce, space to roam and sunshine.
We are proud to have been a certified social enterprise by Social Traders for several years now. Check out a range of other amazing social enterprises in Australia at https://www.socialtraders.com.au/.